A report has stated that the Toffees have made a transfer bid to seal the arrival of Gabriel Magalhães from LOSC Lille in the summer.
Supposed visit to facilities
According to the same report, the Brazilian defender was due to visit Everton’s facilities after the bid was made by the Toffees, however, that has not materialised due to the club closing their facilities (per Everton).
Would you be happy to see Gabriel Magalhães arrive at Goodison Park in the summer?
Yes, seems like he will add something
No, he doesn't seem good enough
TiF Tactics – Is Magalhães an upgrade?
Ancelotti currently has three main central defenders at his disposal, those being Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane (per Transfermarkt).
The best-performing player of those three has been Mina, who has had a solid 6.85/10 average rating in the Premier League so far this term (per WhoScored).
However, Lille’s 22-year-old defender has performed marginally better so far this season in Ligue 1, with a 6.93/10 average rating (per WhoScored).
When comparing the duo’s defensive statistics, they appear to be very similar in their abilities, with both having made similar numbers of tackles and interceptions in their respective leagues on average.
So, it is clear that the Brazilian defender will certainly add something to the Toffees, however, his talents may not be all that greater than what Ancelotti already has in Mina.